Trump Opens Door To Declassifying Russia Docs, And His Acting Attorney General Could Be On Board

Daily Caller: President Trump is “very seriously” considering whether to declassify a slew of FBI and Justice Department records related to the Russia investigation, he said Wednesday. That controversial proposal, which Trump has toyed with for months, may have a backer in Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general.

“Declassification, we’re looking at very seriously,” Trump told reporters in a press conference on Wednesday, just before Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign.

Whitaker, who served as Sessions’ chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general. In that role, he will oversee the special counsel’s investigation into Trump associates’ links to Russia. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had directed the investigation because Sessions recused himself due to contacts he had with Russians while working on the Trump campaign.

According to Fox News’s Catherine Herridge, Whitaker has worked quietly behind the scenes in support of the push to declassify the Russia documents.

Trump announced on Sept. 17 that he was ordering the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to begin the process of declassifying 21 pages from an FBI application for a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Trump also called for the declassification of FBI notes from interviews used to obtain the surveillance warrant. He also urged the release of FBI interviews with Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who serve as a back channel to Christopher Steele, the author of the Democrat-funded dossier. The FBI relied heavily on the unverified dossier to obtain the spy warrants on Page.

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13 Comments on Trump Opens Door To Declassifying Russia Docs, And His Acting Attorney General Could Be On Board

  1. I was thinking that if the House dems pull something to get Trump’s tax returns, there’s no reason why he couldn’t do the same to them and find out how they are getting rich off the salary they make and whether they are declaring everything on their taxes and where that money is coming from.

  2. He should release them. Better to let the public see for themselves what a farce this is instead of listening to the media twist it. There are no legitimate journalists in the alphabet channels just advocates. The release can expose what liars and manipulators these swine are.

  3. dems best be carefull, ya’ll shouldn’t be chunking rocks iffen ya’ll lives in a glass house.
    Gladys has a helluva idea but the skewed media would downplay anything discovered as they are probably being paid off also. It wouldn’t bother me if all 535 of these congress critters financial dealings were investigated. How does one become a millionaire in two or three years on a salary of less than 200K per year? If any of you guys know I would appreciate the info ASAP.

  4. Whitaker should just change his last name to Schiff and then the media will be fine with him illegally leaking classified information.


    It’s been ONE DAY since he said that and he’s just about to sink the lefts battleship with his first move.

  6. You’re gonna need more than Windex to clean that fan blade.
    President Trump warned them.
    “Two can play that game.” – President Trump

    ed. Should have read the posts first, sorry AB.


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